Global Education and Study Abroad
ProgramsCan't leave campus, but still want a global perspective? Try one (or more) of these international activities available to all Park University students. Contact Angela Peterson for more information.
Coming to America
Sponsored by International Student Services, Coming to America brings together the Park University community in the Herr House lounge to learn about each other’s countries and cultures over lunch. Four sessions are held each year, each one focusing on countries in a particular region of the world. Students, faculty and staff are welcome.
This annual event seeks global understanding by sharing cultural traditions. Students, faculty and staff join together with members of local ethnic communities in a theatrical performance for the Parkville community and general public.
Language Conversation Hour
If you speak French or Spanish, or are learning, you are invited to join other language speakers and learners for an hour of informal language conversation. Any speaker at any level is invited to come and participate. We welcome beginners through fluent or native speakers.
Park’s School for Business and the Office of Global Education and Study Abroad are collaborating to create this new program. Global Connection will feature free access to international networking opportunities and events in the Kansas City area. Students from all majors are eligible to participate.
Global Proficiency Program
This new initiative from Park’s Internationalization and Multicultural Education Committee invites Park students to be recognized for completing an international focus while earning their degree. To be eligible, students must participate in international clubs, attend internationally themed activities, volunteer and/or intern for organizations with an international focus, and take courses with a global theme.
International Classroom Partnership Program
This collaboration between Park University, the International Relations Council and the North Kansas City School District invites international students to visit local area classrooms to introduce students and parents to their respective countries. Sessions are organized by region.
Model United Nations of Park University
Through Park’s Model United Nations club, students have the opportunity to research different countries’ historical and political views and represent those countries during a mock United Nations session. Students travel to Chicago and New York each year to participate in national conferences.
People to People International
Park is home to one of the few university chapters of People to People International. Chapter members participate in a wide variety of activities both on and off campus and attend People to People International events around the globe.
Model Organization of American States
Park’s student MOAS club gathers university students together to study, discuss and debate the pressing issues of international affairs in the western hemisphere. Eligible students travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in an annual MOAS conference.